Voodoo Ranger IPA | New Belgium Brewing

Voodoo Ranger IPAVoodoo Ranger IPA
BA SCORE
67.5%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 572 ratings
Voodoo Ranger IPAVoodoo Ranger IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bursting with tropical aromas and juicy fruit flavors from Mosaic and Amarillo hops, this golden IPA is perfectly bitter with a refreshing, sublime finish.

Added by zeff80 on 12-11-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,465
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
572
Liked:
386
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
9.69%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
210
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 572 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves decent lacing

S: Lots of citrus and tropical fruit notes up front along with a moderate sweetness and malt backbone

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the tropical fruit notes and some citrus and goes into the malt sweetness and a bit of grassiness and floral notes. Finishes with lingering light bitterness and a mix of tropical and floral hop notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid IPA that packs lots of flavor. Very easy to drink. Worth a drink

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Photo of gandres
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured to tulip glass
Sight: deep amber liquid, small off white foam, clear
Smell: Nice aroma of hops
Taste: very good bitterness
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, good follow through and relatively bitter finish
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holly1215
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chipotle
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite. A bit of a Hodge Podge of different IPA trends.

Crystal clear and light Auburn which is very west coast, smell is juicy almost NE like, flavor is more NW with a touch a Sierra Nevada earthyness.

Doesn't really hit as not really focused enough for me.

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Photo of Manthon
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BKotch
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - golden copper color with a good white head and lacing
Smell - as mentioned it smells like juicy fruit gun
Taste - actually taste like juicy fruit gum
Feel - medium body with light carb
Overall - pretty good

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Photo of billab914
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drhall36
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redman414
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sellen
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaneBramage
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A solid American IPA, the citrus blends well with the hops without either being overpowering. Smooth with a slight bitter aftertaste. Paid $8.50 for a sixer of bottles at the local County Market and I consider that a value.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slarson7
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Joefool
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had it. It wasn't served as cold as I would like. Nevertheless, it was a fine beer. Look 3.5
Smell 3.25 Taste 3.5 Feel 3 Overall 3.5 Only had one before switching to a Labatt Blue draft - ugh.

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Photo of KAP1356
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nearly crystal clear honey color with a finger of white head. Head retention isn't much, but lacing is fantastic. Aroma is herbal, floral, and citrus hops with a twist of biscuit malts. Flavor profile hammers home floral and citrus hops, with a robust base of biscuit, and earthy hops supporting them. Mouth feel has a slight fizz, in an otherwise medium-thick consistency. Overall, a simple, yet approachable higher-abv IPA. At 7%, it holds its own well, without giving off too many strong alcohol notes.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

B- / WORTHY

***
09.18.17 2nd impression from a bottle:

Pours a clear vibrant copper body with a white somewhat thin frothy head top. Head retention is good - ~8 minutes.

Aroma is floral, grassy, and fruity, but hop bitterness seems well kept in check by pale malt sweetness. No off-notes or booze, but neither Mosaic nor Amarillo (two of my favourite hops) is showcased particularly well

Taste is more malty than I expected, hitting on graham cracker in addition to the usual pale malt sweetness...I think I get some caramalt as well. Hop profile is vague and indistinct, with none of the constituent hops coming through vividly or expressively, but it does hit on some pleasant floral, grassy, and fruity flavours. No blueberry from the Mosaic or resinous flavour from the amarillo.

Texture is smooth, wet, medium-bodied, and somewhat refreshing. Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, or rough.

Overall, it's a passable IPA that's highly drinkable but fails to showcase its well-selected hops as well as it needs to to compete with the best expressions of the style.

High C+ (3.25) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of socon67
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lobina
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Voodoo Ranger IPA from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 67.5% out of 100 with 572 ratings
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